October 11, 2007 Power Market Today
The number of Americans who would support new power plant construction in their communities increased substantially over the last year, according to a recent survey on attitudes toward real estate development.
The 2007 Saint Index survey on attitudes toward real estate development found that 38% of American adults support a local power plant project, compared to just 23% in 2006. Where power plants and quarries were the second most-opposed land uses a year ago, even Wal-Mart, shopping malls and casinos drew more opposition as local development projects this year, the survey found. Landfills remained the most reviled local land use by Americans, matched by casinos this year.